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Jul 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
this is for the first time we are seeing james holmes. >> there is a video freeze frame of the suspect james holmes. >> seemed especially lethargic, nonresponsive. >> maybe an act. >> doesn't seem any effort. >> didn't focus his eyes at all. >> and a nation. >> people say it's bad politics to address the issue. i think they are wrong. i'm going to try to stir it up and so is everybody else. >> to think gun control or increased gun control is the answer in my view, that would have to be proved. >> eighteen months since arizona. when are you going to do this. >> weapons of war don't belong on the streets. >> i want to get you straight out to the west coast where the attorney for the holmes family, his parents, james's parents, is beginning a press conference in san diego. let's listen. >> a bit different from the process in california. here in california if someone is arrested for a crime such as murder, the district attorney's office first files a complaint alleging what the charges are and then files a complaint. the first court appearance is an arraignment where the acc
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy. so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family, and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for the ti time. [ inaudible ] >> no. >> can you describe -- [ inaudible ] >> they are doing as well as they can under the circumstances. >>. [ inaudible ] other than reports -- information about -- [ inaudible ] >> you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. >> why has the family hired a criminal defense attorney. >> i can't comment on that either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. >> got these messages this weekend or -- [ inaudible ] >> i'm sorry? >> these messages crafted were they done this weekend or after you saw them this morning? >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls. [ inaudible ] >> i really can't comment on that. >> on the back of the car, there's a bumper sticker, that links to a website about depression, addictio
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. they appear to be certainly of high caliber. >> reporter: holmes was armed with an assault weapon and two high caliber pistols. he surrendered without putting up a fight warning officers his apartment was bobby trapped with explosives. >> chemical elements and incendiary elements, linked together with wires. as a layman something i've never seen before. >> as the investigation continues at his apartment and theater holmes family in san diego has released a written statement which says in part our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. the faces of those lost in the shooting are coming to light now. people like jessica ghawi, an aspiring sports kachter recently moved from san antonio, texas to denver. so many struggling like investigators here to understand how and why it happened. jay gray, nbc news, aurora, colorado. >> president obama and mitt romney both had campaign rallies scheduled for today. they appeared as not rallies only briefly and only to comment on the shooting. >> if there's anything to take way from this trage
WTTG
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is in custody has been identified as 24-year- old james holmes. as this day unfolded, the horror from those early moments of this shooting rampage have lost none of their impact. >> the first call went out after midnight. packed theater premiering a new bat man film, a horrific attack is being unleashed that was all too real. >> 3:14, for a shooting at century theaters. they are saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> it began when the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james holmes stood in front of the screen. some said they thought it was part of the film or a prank. people in the theater say the first shots were followed by larger bursts of gunfire. >> they heard a loud explosion and shortly after that, we heard gun shots open up and it sounded like a fully automatic weapon. >> cell phone video captured the moments. theater goers are seen covered in blood. they put the death toll at 12 dead in all 71 shot, a three month old baby. >> most of the injuries were again gun shot wounds, they varied from wounds to the chest and abdomen to extremity wounds as well. >> near his car in
ABC
Jul 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
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ABC
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
ranging from three months old to 45 years old. he accused shooter, james holmes is in custody. >> we have more on what exactly happened. >> just moments ago the family of the suspect james holmes issued a statement saying their heart goes out of those involved. they also asked for their privacy at this time. we are learning more about the suspects, including that he is a student at the university of colorado medical school but withdrew last month. an aspiring sports journalist named jessica is the first person to be identified in this horrific incident. mayhem in a colorado movie theater. 24-year-old james holmes opened fire at a midnight screening of batman killing 12 people. images of the scene were captured on cell phones. according to witnesses james holmes dressed in all black wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest. he released some sort of gas then opened fire. >> i tried to help my friends get out. >> 12 people were killed, dozens of others ranging in age from three months to 45 years old were taken to area hospitals many in critical condition. >> anywhere from mild to severe i
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet and jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't w
WTTG
Jul 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
squads risk their lives forcing their way into the booby trapped apartment of 24-year-old james holmes. good to have you with us on this saturday night, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. police say they have recovered a significant amount of evidence from the apartment of shooting suspect, james holmes. they now believe this was a calculated act planned over many months. >> investigators say his apartment was rigged to kill first responders. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a closer look at the dangerous mission to uncover the booby traps and other evidence. audrey, good evening. >> good evening, will. a team of bomb technicians, chemical experts, and device examiners from the fbi's lab in quantico, virginia, spent the day helping disarm the booby traps in the apartment in colorado. and now the difficult task of identifying the chemicals and unraveling the mystery behind the violence is underway. bomb technicians successfully detonated an explosive device inside the apartment of movie massacre suspect, james holmes. but that was just the tip of the iceberg. investiga
WTTG
Jul 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
monday. >> now, james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday and now prosecutors are going to talk to the family member of the victims about whether to pursue the death penalty. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom now with the details. >> reporter: the shooting left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a community heart broken. yesterday was the first time the public got a look at james holmes since he allegedly walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died that orange-red was offer a chance to speak but he stayed quiet. he sat as though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. at one point, he even seemed to doze off. holmes is being held in solitary confinement. authorities say he is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific shooting rampage and a midnight screening of the dark knight rises. the defendants will likely argue that the suspect was not in good mental health at the time of the shooting
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the movie shooting in colorado has back to court this morning. james holmes is expected to be formally charged. cameras will not be allowed in .he courtroom this time >> formal filing charges. prosecution is expected the hammer on james holmes. at his arraignment, he could face hundreds of charges included 12 counts of first- degree murder. and also reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i do not care what the motive was. i want to see justice. >> she said she will be in the .ourt room she was shot several times. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of this investigation is a notebook that school.ent to the >> a psychologist or psychiatrist may pose a threat states they are obligated to do something. >> a breach of confidentiality will lobby that in today. >> the movie theater that was scene of the shooting did any uniformed security duty the night of the incident. guards arered as generally aren't and spent time or dealing with disputes. stay with abc 7 news for continuing coverage of this
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, colorado are trying to navigate through jamie holmes' home. at least 12 people are dead and over 50 are injured in a shooting. among those hurt is a 3-month- old baby. police say 24-year-old holmes walked into the theater and started firing. here's what witnesses had to say about the horror inside that theater. >> he was just in a black gas mask and all black. besides that -- [ inaudible ] >> he took a gun and pointed it straight to my face. he was literally three feet away from me. he was wearing a gas mask and he looked like he was from a s.w.a.t. team or something. i was just terrifed. i didn't know what to do. i jumped forward into the aisle and curled into a ball and waited for him to go up the stairs. >> there was a break. stuck my head up. caught a glimpse of him, the main silhouette and he started shooting again. >> none of us knew what was going on. at that point there's a large crowd in front of the theater and everybody started sprinting away from the theater. >> president obama cut his florida campaign swing short after hearing about the massacre in fort myers, florida.
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:30am EDT
: james holmes won't be charged. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them. one for each victim and probably more. 12 people died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in the crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, the dark knight rises. in the month between this week's aarrangement and eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes just after his high school graduation making a suppression at science camp. >> i would like to have superpower and i am might let him have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with the authorities. and is in solitariy confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama. he spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these situations. >> reporter: and then leaders of their community. >> one day, lord, we k
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that the tear gas cannisters launched into the audience were part of the movie until james holmes unloaded bullets. the blood-stained sidewalk. >> all i could think was if i stand up, he is going to shoot and i was trying to think how i was going to get my kids out of there. >> one survivor described it as hunting season. the way that james holmes slaughtered innocent victims at random. >> he shot people behind me and the bullet casings were on me and i smelled gunshots. >> he entered the theater with others. once inside, he popped open the emergency door and closed himself for combat wearing a gas mask and riot gear and armed himself for assault. >> i have seven down. >> there were guns firing and a loud bangs came from the right of the theater. smoke took over the entire theater and it was thick. >> holmes was found outside his car and immediately taken into custody. tonight, police have suspended efforts to get inside his apartment which they believe is laced with trip-wire bombs. >> it is vexing how to enter that apartment personally. i never see
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
broke out during the midnight premier of the new batman movie. the suspect james holmes is in custody. authorities are searching his apartment locate ad few miles from the theater. they believe it is rigged with explosives and the search could take days. >>> police say the suspect was heavily armed last night when he barged into a crowded theater, hurling a gas canister and opening fire on the crowd. >> nbc's jay gray has the latest now. >> reporter: it was just after midnight when the "dark knight" quickly moved from fiction to reality. >> it sounded like madness. we were watching a scene of the movie. it was a shootout scene. guns were firing. a loud bang came from the right of the theater. smoke took over. >> reporter: witnesses say a man wearing a helmet, bullet proof vest, loaded with body armor and a gas mask burst through the exit door near the movie screen and tossed two canisters into the theater. >> it was a gas canister. got harder to breathe. then gun shots started. >> reporter: the gunman identified as 24-year-old james holmes fired one shot into the air then turned his w
WTTG
Jul 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
also confirming tonight suspect james holmes carried out the movie theater ambush with weapons and ammunition that were legally purchased. >> 315 entry 14 for a shooting at century shooting 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> moviegoers captured these images of the chaotic scene right after the shooting. police and fire dispatchers quickly realizing just how bad things were. >> 315 injuries, 14, at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> witnesses say the alleged mass murderer james homes dressed in body armor wearing a gas mask stood in front of the screen, released a gas canister and started shooting. >> we got another person out shot in the leg. i've got people running out of the theater that are shot in theater 9. >> of seat was taken, sold out. >> -- every seat was taken, sold out. >> we go out and the first thing we see is a 13, 14-year- old girl with a bullet wound in her leg and her stomach and probably her chest and i think she was right there about to die.
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
the suspected shooter. james holmes will be escorted from the colorado jail cell into a courtroom on monday and he is expected to be formally charged. he is expected to done down 12 in a crowded movie theater. the case is raising questions about doctor-patient confidentiality. authorities see the note but as evidence. >> there were laws passed that said when a patient poses a damrisk -- >> as the public defender build their cases, families are still holding funerals and memorial services for the victims. they are being remembered, honored, and moreourned. >> she will be in our hearts and in our memories. >> holmes could be charged with first-degree murder, which carries the death penalty in colorado. 10 members for mremain in the hospital. >> stay with abc 7 news and wjla.com for more on the investigation. 6;03. >> we will check in with adam caskey for today's weather. >> it is pleasant and temperatures are pretty good. 67 in centreville. in the 60's in virginia it ever will. strasbourg down to 60. sunny and warm with high temperatures around 89 degrees with a few thunderstorms expected ma
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
family members and old friends of james holmes. he was a gifted kid, a student at the university of colorado, a phz. contradict that with this story that we have for you, it was the mere sound of his voice that led a gun club owner that we just spoke to to warn his employees about this 24-year- old. back on june 25, james holmes e- mailed an online application to a private gun club outside of denver in which he said he's not a drug user or a convicted felon. the owner called holmes three times to discuss his application. holmes never called back. our andean mccarren is in colorado. the message was very disturbing describing the voice as low, guttural, freakish even. he immediately told his staffers to not let holmes in to a july 1 orientation. >> one of my staff members called and said hey, what was the name of that person that you flagged for us? once that james holmes? i said yes. they said well, that's the name of the shooter. my main reaction was thank you, lord, for not giving him to us so we didn't have to have that problem. >> we also learned holmes purchased $300 worth of
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
has been eliminated but other threats remain inside the apartment of james holmes. he's suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58? yesterday's rampage. we have team coverage tonight and let's begin with teresa garcia in aurora. [ no audio ] >> reporter: the movie theater here in aurora remaybes closed until at least next wednesday but across town a much more active scene with the bomb experts making entry into the suspect's apartment and police are telling us it could take another 12 to 24 hours until they can safely clear out the dangerous materials. a controlled explosion went off inside the booby trapped apartment of accused movie theater gunman james holmes. flush the blast was designed to help law enforcement get inside the apartment which they say contained a complicated array of explosive devices trigger wires, chemicals and ammunition. >> the threat has not been completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> reporter: holmes is in custody awaiting his first court appearance monday morning. the 24-year-old former grad student is accused of the early frida
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
: the aurora police department released holmes avenue booking photo this afternoon and a lawyer representing the suspect's parents told reporters their heart goes out to the victims and their families. >> the family has elected not to discuss james or their relationship with james at this time. >> reporter: security was tight when the suspect faced the judge today. police stationed snipers on the courthouse roof. holmes is being kept in solitary confinement. theresa garcia, cbs news. >>> here in washington d.c. the senate observed a moment of silence for the victims of the movie theater shooting and over in the house denver's congressman jared polis thanked all those who sent their prayers and support to the families. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of sports is that the sports themselves can become too big to fail, indeed too big to even challenge. the result can be an erosion of academic values that are replaced by the value of hero worship and winning at all costs. >> that, the message from the ncaa today as it handed down unprecedented sanctions against penn state. th
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
on 495 and on 50 between annapolis and bowie. the accused killer james holmes is scheduled to appear in for the first time this morning. >> police finished collecting evidence from his apartment, including several booby trap explosives. residents are still not allowed back because the building still some chemical hazard issues. the theater where the shooting remain closed as a crime scene for a couple weeks. >> the president flew to withado yesterday to visit families. another vigil was held to honor the victims. we get the latest details now from rebecca stevens. >> james holmes will not be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the charges. 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died and several others hospitalized in critical the gunman opened a crowded movie theater latest batman movie, rises."k knight a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect exclusive video obtained by abc 7 news. him just after his high school graduation, making a presentation at science canmp. >> let them have more fun. >> a suspect i
FOX News
Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
controversy. >> there is a jim holmes of aurora, colorado page on the colorado tea party site as well. >> bill: abc news making significant mistake on the early coverage of the massacre. bernie goldberg will have some thoughts on that. >> the ncaa is imposing a fine of $60 million on the university. >> bill: penn state gets hammered. its football program cut way back for at least four years in the wake of the sandusky child molestation scandal. but is the punishment enough? caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks forever watching us tonight. guns murder and the u.s.a. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. far left idealogues are demagoguing the mass murder in colorado. they want gun control in the country. uber liberal bill moyers is the poster boy for that. >> the killer in colorado waiting only for an opportunity. and there you have it. the arsenal of democracy transformed into the arsenal of death. and the nra, the nra is the enabler of death. paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a corps i don't kn
FOX News
Jul 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
monsters like james holmes in colorado. another memo to bill moyers? this week marks the one year anniversary that some nut shot and killed 77 human beings in norway. norway. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. 24-year-old james holmes appeared in court today. he will be charged next week you can see how bizarre this guy is colorado has the death penalty and odds are this guy will get it. joining us from the mile high city colorado prosecutor craig silverman and fox news anchor jon scott has been covering the story from the very beginning, did great work for us on friday night what's the headline today, john? >> his first court appearance judge appearance for yourself. onk hair detached expression. to me, it looks like he is some where vacillating between sorrow, drowsiness and bemused attachment when he is appearing in that courtroom filled with the weeping victims and their family members. the people he is accused of shooting. when asked whether he understood his rights holmes lawyer spoke for him as far as weekend tell, he didn't say a word. as bad as the shooti
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
shooting rampages in u.s. history. police say 24-year-old james holmes kicked open the theater's back door, tossed in smoke devices and came in shooting. he was dressed in black wearing a gas mask and body armor, armed with an assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and two glock handguns. ten were killed at the scene, two died later. steven burton is among the 58 injured. >> at the time i thought it was fireworks, then i got hit here and i realized it was sml much more serious. and people started screaming. there was a lot of chaos. >> at that moment i just remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids, we're not going to die in here. i need to get them out. i need to get out. and all i could think was if i stand up, he's going to shoot because that's what he was doing. and i was just trying to think. >> reporter: a few miles away the suspect's apartment described by aurora officials as extensively booby-trapped, continues to be a focus of the investigation. with help of a robot officials are working on a plan to disarm what appears to be bottles connected with wires with possi
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
holmes had been stockpiling ammunition for months. tonight live team coverage of the violence that unfolded in that movie theater. darcy spencer has more on the victim, they're stories of heroism and heartbreak. we begin with jim gray, police wrapped up a news conference about an hour ago saying a delicate mission is still underway at this hour. jay? >> reporter: good evening. the movie theater behind me where the massacre took place still locked down by police tonight. tactical teams also searching the suspectal apartment despite explosives still inside looking for any clues, any evidence that might help to explain how and wipe this all happened. the investigation today is clearly centered on suspect james holmes' apartment where a bomb team initially worked through an intricate maze of wires. >> this apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i've seen, to kill whoever entered it. >> that could have been neighbor kaitlyn fonzie, who walked up to the door to explain about loud music playing inside about the same time holmes was allegedly terrorizing the packed theater
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
rampage will make his first court appearance in about 30 minutes. 24-year-old james holmes is accused of shooting 70 people at the packed midnight premier friday of the latest batman film. at least ten victims are still in the hospital this morning. aurora police say holmes planned the shooting for at least four months collecting weapons at both his workplace and his apartment. police say it could take months to determine a motive. >>> meanwhile, more than 10,000 people gathered in front of the movie theater to honor the victims. leann greg has the latest now from aurora, colorado. ♪ >> reporter: more than 10,000 people gathered in unity to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> reporter: a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl, a navy sailor, an air force reservist, and two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives cut short. the president addressed a grieving community and talked privately with families of the
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
holmes -- 24-year-old james hole him will make his first appearance in court. he will be charged with shooting and killing 12 people at the opening of the latest batman movie. >> delia goncalves is tracking what's expected to happen today. >> reporter: good morning. james holmes appears in court at 9:30. he will be represented by a public defender after he reportedly stopped cooperating with investigators, this following the disclosure that he had a booby trap in his apartment. this morning we're learning much more detail about this 24- year-old. ' plied to a online gun club. before his application was reviewed, he was denied access. we also learned on july 2 he purchased $300 of tactical equipment. that company says they are shocked and appalled that he used their equipment in the massacre. our andean mccarren -- andean mccarren who was in colorado said he made the decision to deny holmes after listening to his voice mail. >> the voice mail was a very low base guttural sounding, rambling, incoherent deal that was strange, bizarre, a little freakish. one of my staff members calle
WTTG
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes, is expected to be charged with first degree murder and could face the death penalty. the first step will be his arraignment today. he does remain in solitary confinement at a detention center. police say that holm has lawyered up with a public defender and is no longer cooperating. tears, hugs, signs of sorrow. hundreds have gayer haded in our era, colorado -- have gathered in aurora, colorado to honor and pray. >> veronica mosser sullivan. john t. larimer, alexander j. boik -- jessie e. childress. jonathan t. blunk. , alex m sullivan. mikayla medek. , matthew, r., mcquinn. gordon w. cowden. >> reporter: the victims range in age from six to 51, all from different background, different walks of life but now unite in tragedy and their death has unite the community. >> we will remember you, he will honor you by celebrating life, he will honor you by i have hadding our lives a little better. >> reporter: mayor steve hogan reminding the community at the vigil of their strength and resolve. >> it is not this senseless act of violence that marks us as a co
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
, as friends and family of the alleged shooter, james holmes, asks how could he do such a thing? and as they search for clues in one of the nation's worse ever mass shootings, authorities are carefully trying to enter his booby-trapped apartment today, saturday, july 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to a special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie here in aurora, colorado. lester is on assignment this morning in london, and jenna wolfe is back in studeio 1a in new york. jenna, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning to you. it's now been 24 hours since the shooting. can you tell us a little bit about what the mood is like over there? >> jenna, this is a town that is in a shared heartbreak right now. people will just so stunned that another mass shooting could happen in the denver area, of course, 13 years after the shooting at nearby columbine high school, which is only about 50 miles from where we are right now. we want to bring you up to date on what we know this morning. 12 people have
WTTG
Jul 24, 2012 4:25am EDT
with the victim's families about whether to push for the death penalty. suspected shooter james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday but seemed dazed and inattentive. he is expected to be formally charged in court next monday. he is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in friday's shooting rampage. >>> harsh sanctions against penn state's football program. the penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year ban on bowl games and a loss of 10 freshman scholarships each year appears erasing every win from 1999 to 2011. >>> d.c. police are investigating a recent assault as a possible hate crime. officers say 29-year-old michael hall and his partner were walking home saturday night when a group of young people jumped them. hall, who is a yoga instructor, is still recovering from surgery after breaking his jaw and fracturing his cheekbone. i >>> the life of a space pipe ore. we are remembering astronaut sally ride would changed the space program by becoming the first woman to orbit the earth. she passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 61. he
WTTG
Jul 23, 2012 4:25am EDT
his first appearance in court today. james holmes is accused of opening fire during the midnight opening of the batman movie. >> as more details emerge, the identities of all 12 people who were killed have been revealed. >> we have more now on the victims of this tragedy. >> reporter: the youngest of the victims, 6-year-old veronica mosser sullivan was excited about learning to swim. veronica's mother remans in critical condition and meant been told about her daughter's death. 23-year-old kayla attended aurora community college. she was a huge green bay packers fan. 24-year-old alexander steams wanted to become a psychiatrist, recentlyerning a master's degree in counseling psychology. 24-year-old jessica gowie narrowly missed a shooting in canada just last month n a blog, she wrote, i saw the victims of a senseless crime i saw life change. at 26 yoorks jonathan blunk had already served three tours with the navy and planned to become a navy seal. -- at 26, jonathan blunk had already served three tours with the navy and planned to become a navy seal. mat mcquinn dove in front of th
WTTG
Jul 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
in all of us. some of the attention, though, will also be on the suspect, at least for now, james holmes. his encounter with a gun range owner last month was so disturbing that owner refused to let him join the range. >> usually if i call somebody and leave a message, they call me back immediately the same day. so by the time i call three times, he hasn't called me, it's like okay, i don't like this to begin with. leave it alone. >> reporter: there's also regret from an online tactical gear supplier who has learned that multiple shipments to homes helped him carry out histine -- holmes helped him carry out his sinister plot. >> that's actually one of the first things i thought of was i hope it wasn't an order that came through our sos. >> reporter: police chief dan oat says critical information -- dan oates says critical information has been recovered from the apartment. james holmes will make his first appearance in court tomorrow. audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >>> three days later there's still so many questions surrounding the tragedy. what could have motivated the suspect? as for the
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 9:00am PDT
to the media following the advisement meeting of suspected killer james holmes. let's take a listen. >> -- that we can provide them information in a variety of ways, including through the press, if that's acceptable. you saw what happened today in court. there was what's called a rule five advisement, where the judge basically told the defendant what constitutional rights he can expect to have in this case. you heard the judge say that there was a probable cause determination. in colorado we do an initial probable cause determination to make sure that there's kind of an overview of the evidence so that the court knows that there's enough evidence to continue to hold the defendant. the defendant is being held without bond at this point in time. eventually there will be a preliminary hearing and a proof evident presumption break hearing and we will ask the court to continue holding him without bond. so are there any questions? >> i'm gary peterson from cbs. i was part of the media that was actually in the courtroom and i was struck by the fact that the defendant seemed to have no emot
CNN
Jul 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
'll tell as best we can the suspect's story. searching for clues to what motivated james holmes. authorities say to suit up in body armor, grab tear gas and unleash three firearms and shoot 71 people and leave a booby trapped apartment rigged to explode for authorities to defuse. our randi kaye is there and we'll take you there shortly. we'll tell you who the suspect is. a guy who told police he was the joker. apparently dyed his hair red. we'll tell you where he the ball t bought the weapons he allegedly used. we're going to look at how this story fits with and differs from what we've come to expect. and how people here are coping nationwide. flags are flying at half-staff. this is a state, a country, in mourning. both president obama and mitt romney have suspended campaigning for the moment. the president was awakeneded about 5:30 with the news. spoke about it earlier this morning. take a look. >> we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. we're going to stand by our neighbors in colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time. i had a chan
MSNBC
Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, james holmes, did not seem engaged at all. he didn't look at the judge, he was asked if he had anything to say, had no response. his attorneys spoke for him. again, throughout the 11 minute proceeding, really didn't seem to be engaged with anything or anyone. >> mike, i notice that the d.a. was asked whether she thought or knew if holmes was on some kind of medication, precisely because he seemed so catatonic. she didn't seem to have an answer. >> reporter: she didn't have an answer to that. that's up to the department of corrections, if there's maintenance medication. brian williams pointed out he had been on before, we don't know that. that hasn't been revealed. perhaps he had taken those. he was in solitary since the time he was brought to the arapahoe county jail, segregated from general population for his entire time there. he had no visitors at all in that time, perhaps just in the holding room here to meet with his attorneys, public defenders, for the first time. not only didn't have any visitors but wasn't even talking to the cops, reportedly not cooperating in any way since he
WTTG
Jul 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
: james holmes will be arraigned in court this morning. he is expected to be charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty. there is no motive. sources say inside the suspect's booby trapped apartment they found a batman mask and poster. >>> reporter: james holmes, the man suspected of shooting up a colorado movie theater is due to make his initial court appearance today. >> they will get a case filing, basic information to tell them what charges are appropriate and then the investigation will go on. >> reporter: police officials say holmes is not cooperating and some are left to wonder if he will be mentally competent to stand trial. >> they believe he is not competent to proceed he will get sent down to be evaluated at the state hospital. >> reporter: authorities say it could take months to determine a motive but one former police officer suspects holmes wanted to become a villain similar to one in the batman movies. >> i believe that he planned this for months and the fantasy was for him to take on the persona of the jocker. >> reporter: holmes allegedly c
ABC
Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
detonated explosives inside james holmes apartment, they found much more. >> this is some serious stuff. >> inside, jars filled with chemicals and more than 30 improvised grenades. >> make no mistake, this apartment was designed to kill whoever entered it. >> it could have been this neighbor. >> at midnight we heard techno music and i went upstairs. >> friday morning she almost entered what police called a death trap and changed her mind. >> i do not know why. i was fearful for whatever reason. >> hours later the carnage inside of a movie theater. holmes with a shotgun handguns and 6000 rounds of ammunition open fire. >> i stayed down and kept my eyes closed. i said, keep praying. >> police say he began buying the weapons in may. he had no criminal record other than a speeding ticket. >> a nice kid from a nice neighborhood. i do not know. >> authorities say holmes has almost no on line footprint. they say he was planning about attacking at the same time he withdrew from a ph.d. program. >> he showed no emotion. he was kind of standoffish. he did not talk to many people. >> investigator
CBS
Jul 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
-old james egan holmes has been officially charged in the colorado movie theater shootings. >> the maximum penalty for a first degree murder charge is the death penalty. hyenas two a-- he faces two attempted first degree murder charges on each of the people killed in the shootings. edward lawrence has more. >> reporter: this time to hear the charges against him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree. that's 116 counts of criminal attempts to commit murder in the first degree. >> reporter: one for each of the dead and 12 counts of murder with extreme indifference to human life. those charges could mean the death penalty. the 116 counts of attempted murder mean two counts for each of the 58 people injured in the attack. they say holmes looked the same as he did a week ago with a shock of orange red dyed hair and no emotion during most of the proceedings. but holmes did speak when asked if he wanted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing within a within period of time. he said yes. some wore "batman" shirts, the massacre occurred during the first showing of the film "the dark knight
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
holmes. >> reporter: james holmes said nothing as he went before a colorado judge wearing a maroon inmate jump suit. >> you've commited the offense of first degree murder which is a class one felony under colorado law. >> reporter: the 24-year-old accused mass murder looked dazed and uninterested. also in the courtroom five members of victim's families incolliding ian sullivan father of 6-year-old moser sullivan the youngest the die. outside she spoke about his daughter who's in the hospital with her first baby, while her husband is in another room after being shot in their head. >> she needs to concentrate on her baby right now. everybody needs their prayers. >> reporter: they want to know how he was able to afford $14,000 worth of guns, armour and ammunition. holmes father flew to colorado sunday. >> their hearts go out to the victims and their families. yes they do. he's their son. >> reporter: holmes is being held in solitary confinement formal charges are expected by monday. in aurora, colorado, teresa garcia, wjz news. >>> police are expected to return control of the movie theater t
WTTG
Jul 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. the gunman, 24-year-old james holmes made his first appearance before a colorado judge he was wide eyed, seemed out of it in a maroon prison jump suit with hair dyed a bright reddish orange. holmes was recordrd to stay -- ordered to stay behind bars in solitary confinement. he is expected to be formerly charged on multiple counts of first degree murder next monday. fox news correspondent, greg boswell joins us live from aurora colorado with the latest craig. >> reporter: good evening most of the talk is generated by the demeanour, appearance of james holmes the suspected gunman in this case not just the orange reddish hair but also, his stare. i describe it as a blank stare other people call it dazed and confused looking like maybe he was going to sleep many family members inside we talked to afterwards felt like maybe he was acting a little bit. acting they were saying because he wants to avoid the death penalty down the line. the prosecutor in this case, saying that is at least 60 days decision away after the arraignment, which is next monday. >>> so with all the information that we g
CNN
Jul 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
, will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes and tomorrow he will make a court appearance and likely the first of many. you will hear his name over and over and usually, it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and derrick klebold from columbincolumbine, and and vick from norway and in fact, today is one year anniversary of that killing. but the names we should be hearing are the names of the victims. we want to start this morning by remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by those people they left behind. >> it is not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. i mean, that is what a man does, he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we are going to miss him. ♪ >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts -- make people laugh, always make people smile. a gentle giant is the way we looked at him. ♪ >> the sweetest smile you have ef seen. she got prettier as she drew old older. in the blink of an eye something happens and completely changes everyone's life, forever. ♪ >> she was a great
ABC
Jul 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
this happen? >>> secret hideout. new details from inside the tomkat divorce. did katie holmes move into a new york city apartment behind tom cruise's back? how that may help her in the battle for the custody of their daughter suri. >>> and box office booty. "magic mike" outstripping all of the competition for your dollar. women going to the movies in droves. is this the latest fad in female bonding? >>> good morning, everybody. we'll have to get through this show quickly. paula has early-morning tickets to go see "magic mike." >> no, i don't know. don't put me under the bus just yet. >> it's a sensitive issue. >>> first day of july. bianna is on vacation. we welcome back paula faris. who anchors our overnight program "world news now." good morning to you. >> what happened to june? i have nothing substantial to account for june. it's july 1st. >> you can hold ginger zee responsible. and we will. >> it's always ginger's fault. right? anything good or bad. >>> new this morning, escaping the flames from the worst wildfires in colorado history. a race for survival. tens of thousands of people driv
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the 59 wounded and some are in critical condition. the suspect 24-year-old james holmes is in police custody. police say he was heavily armed when he surrendered outside the theater. a search is under way at his apartment. i want may be rigged with explosives. jay gray is in aurora with the latest. >> reporter: it was just after midnight when the "dark knight" quickly moved from fiction to reality. >> it sounded like madness. we were watching a scene of the movie. it was a shootout scene. guns were firing. a loud bang came from the right of the theater. smoke took over. >> reporter: witnesses say a man wearing a helmet, bullet proof vest, loaded with body armor and a gas mask burst through the exit door near the movie screen and tossed two canisters into the theater. >> it got harder to breathe. in less two seconds the gun shots started happening. >> reporter: the gunman identified as 24-year-old james holmes fired one shot into the air then turned his weapons on the crowd. >> he walks up the stairs and i hear gunshot after gunshot and women and children scream. it was terrifying. >>
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